Clews, sails, waves and zigzag stitches are some of the marine details that inspired the Volvo Ocean Race Edition cars."I spent weeks looking at sails and at yachting materials after I received the assignment," says Maria Thunberg, Colour & Trim Designer at Volvo Cars Special Vehicles.
As a journalist registered for the Volvo Cars Newsroom you have access to the "Box of Good Stories" as of today. This electronic book contains short stories about the people behind the creative car design process. If you click the "Box of Good Stories" icon on the entrance page of the Volvo Cars Newsroom (see the related screenshot), you will find stories with some related images and releases.
Safety is a Volvo brand value. In fact, it is the very thing most people would mention first when they think of Volvo cars.The Volvo Ocean Race is an extreme sport, where boats, equipment and crew push the limits at very high speeds, over very long distances and out of reach for any coast guard. Since Volvo bought the race in 1997, safety has been improved for each race.